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#192314 6-Mar-2016 11:46
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Hi, I bought the 5 pack of cables anker sells, and have not have good luck with them. Has anyone else found them to not be as great as they expected?

They start off really nice, tight, clicky, and then get looser.

There was also an incident where the micro usb end got a little bit wet, after leaving the cable to dry out for days they do not work at all, I'm not sure if this is a safety feature?


I bought these from a seller on eBay, and because of that Anker has said they will not cover the warranty of these because I didn't buy them directly from Anker, (Anker shipping is expensive)


I am now thinking of just buying some Dynamix cables as they seem good for the money.




Also, I notice they sell a more expensive 'PowerLine" cable, has anyone found these to be better than their standard black ones

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  #1506898 6-Mar-2016 13:32
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Not trying to be a troll but I think anything not designed / IP rated for water wont (in a general sense),  work properly after being in water. 




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  #1506937 6-Mar-2016 15:15
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I've got about 15 Anker cables, and only 1 of them has the issue you have experienced. Customer Service is fantastic. I'm back in the USA and intend to get more!

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  #1507267 7-Mar-2016 09:24
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Give the Amazonbasics cables a go.  Pretty sure they ship to NZ and they are great quality, I have lots of them in Micro USB and Lightning, all work well.

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  #1507297 7-Mar-2016 10:14
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I brought a 5 pack of cables directly from Anker via eBay at the start of the year - combined shipping with the only battery pack they shipped direct to NZ and a SD card reader was something like $24US


I have only used one of the cables, and had no issues with looseness of the cable in either my phone or the battery pack (I had to clean out my phones charger port to remove a few years of built up gunk)

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  #1507326 7-Mar-2016 10:36
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I'd suggest you try Dick Smith.


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  #1540729 23-Apr-2016 16:37
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Has anyone here tried the PowerLine , PowerLine+ ones? or are the regualars okay for you

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  #1540840 23-Apr-2016 19:29
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Just had an Anker cable replaced by them for free after 18 months asit had started to fail. all they asked for was the serial number on the cable... Great service.

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